Voters these days often reward politicians who sit at either end of the ideological spectrum while punishing those seen as compromisers.
October 1, 2012 It's easy to blame politicians for failing to set aside differences and work together. But many political scientists believe that voters share the blame. Americans increasingly view the world through separate, partisan lenses and have turned compromise into a political liability.
January 10, 2011 Hot political rhetoric isn't so bad considering it's accompanied by peaceful power shifts. Because the stakes are often so high, our politics are often passionate and passion means emotion which sometimes can get out of control.
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